While I had worked with live and recorded sound through my radio experience with The Pulse, The Contemporary Music Center challenged me in so many different ways. Throughout the semester, we were assigned artists to track and mix songs for. Since there were double the number of techs to artists, we were each assigned two artists. Using Pro-Tools, we tracked, mixed, and mastered four songs. I tracked more songs but only had time to mix four of them for four different artists. The other tracking sessions were given to the artist at the end of the program to take home and mix at a later date.
Before this semester, I had never used Pro-Tools before or had any idea what effects to use, how to mic up different instruments but that all changed. I now have a greater understanding of how to do things like mic up a full drum set, adding reverb and delay to vocals and instruments, and much more. Below are some of the finished songs, enjoy!